by Oscar Wilde
illustrations by Lisbeth Zwerger
Oscar Wilde’s classic religious themed children’s story about a giant who wouldn’t share his beautiful garden touches on themes of friendship and heart-changing faith. In the story, the giant comes home from a long trip to find children playing in his garden. He kicks them out, threatening to bring them to justice for trespassing. But a harsh winter – in the form of comic characters Frost, Snow, Hail and North Wind – brings the realization to the giant that the children who used to trespass in his garden implanted friendship in this special place. His heart melts in a life-changing moment, and spring, along with the children, returns to his garden.